The Fungus Among Us

Savour Winnipeg - Mushrooms in ManitobaThe Winnipeg Leisure Guide had a number of wonderful foodie education opportunities in the spring/summer edition, among them, Fungus Among Us.

Held at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, it was led by D. Kurt, a self professed mushroom mad man and kind of a fun guy (get it…fun gi) at that.

The evening provided a crash course in terminology and taxonomy (did you know that mushrooms actually are closer in definition to animals than plants…sorry vegetarians) and included some gorgeous photography of Kurt’s finds, both edible and not, across Manitoba and Ontario.

It was a great source of inspiration to head into the woods in search of Morels, which are currently in season.

(Word of caution…false Morels can be deadly).

Kurt has years of careful study and reams of reference books.

You’ll want to pick up a good guide book and sign up for as many of these courses as you can find.

In the meantime, Kurt has promised to publish the powerpoint from the evening on his website. Visit

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One Response to “The Fungus Among Us”

  1. StBPegger May 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Will there be more courses? I’ve been looking for something exactly like this!